San José Province
Location: Costa Rica
Start Date: October 1, 2018
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Are you a recent college graduate trying to figure out what to do next? Still trying to find your stride in the working world? Join our international team for this 11 month internship in Costa Rica as part of our EduTerra Global Internship Program. Live and work in San Jose, Costa Rica’s centrally located vibrant capital city, which gives you easy access to explore the most biodiverse country on the planet and taking your Spanish to the next level. Spend your days learning more about programs that are making an impact, while gaining valuable experience in sales, customer service and developing your professional skill-set.
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EduTerra encompasses three divisions; Global Leadership Adventures, Summer Springboard and Discover Corps. Meaningful educational experiences sit at the core of each branch of our organization and during your 11 month internship you will have the chance to work for one of these three divisions.
The bulk of internship positions are with our largest division of programs: Global Leadership Adventures. The mission of these leadership programs is to inspire teens to realize their potential to transform the world and their role in it through service-learning international travel. Interning for GLA involves joining our Admissions team and wearing many hats. Your primary duty will be calling and emailing families who are interested in our programs and being the first touch-point for them. In this role you will be speaking with hundreds of families daily, as you work toward becoming a consultative sales and customer service expert! You will advise families from our portfolio of programs in 20 countries around the world and enjoy talking to families about these life-changing experiences. You will also have a hand in helping to prepare students to travel, supporting families while traveling in the summer and projects for other departments such as Marketing or Programs.
We have a small number of internships with Discover Corps. Discover Corps offers “Vacations with Purpose” for families and adults in three categories: Volunteer Vacations, Nature & Wildlife Adventures, and Cultural Explorations. These trips embrace sustainable tourism practices and allow travelers to see the world in a meaningful way. With Discover Corps you will use consultative sales to book interested people onto our trips, or you will work with registered travelers to prepare them for our trips.
We have a couple of intern positions with our newest business, Summer Springboard. Summer Springboard is offers pre-college summer programs on the campuses of prestigious US universities. Students explore an academic interest while also learning about themselves and charting their personal path for success. Currently, programs such as Medicine, Business, and Engineering are offered at UC Berkeley and Yale University; however there are ambitious plans to scale this business greatly in the coming years. Interns will use consultative sales to enroll interested students and also work with enrolled students to prepare them for their summer program.
- Must have graduated college before the start of the internship (October 2018)
- Experience studying, living or traveling abroad
- Previous Work experience; customer service or sales experience preferred
- Strong Communication and Problem-Solving Skills
- Flexible, Positive and Motivated
- Full commitment to dates: Oct 1 to Aug 31
- An exciting and comprehensive ongoing professional internship program
- Living arrangements
- Comfortable, local homestay with private bedroom or shared with another intern (same gender); two meals per day provided
- Monthly stipend
- Stipend: $400 USD/month
- Program year-end completion bonus of $2,500
- Workplace setup - including computers and supplies
- Local (Costa Rica) health/medical insurance
- Round-trip airfare to and from Costa Rica for start and end of program (October & August)
- Round-trip airfare between the United States and Costa Rica (December break)
- Financial and logistical assistance with immigration process; includes costs of birth certificate and FBI reports
- Work schedule that allows for travel and exploration, 4-day work week
- Visit an EduTerra program while in session during the summer
- Spanish language classes, proficiency level appropriate
- Spanish & cultural immersion in home stays
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
How To Apply & Timeline
We will be reviewing completed applications and offering positions on a rolling basis. This is a highly competitive process and we will be screening all applicants carefully to ensure the best fit for the internship. We will continue accepting new completed applications until all positions are filled. Internship offers will be made on a rolling basis; we aim to fill all positions by August 1, 2018. For this reason, please get your application completed as soon as possible, so you can begin the interview process.
Step 1: Submit Online Application
Step 2: Submit Sparkhire Video
Upon submission of your online application, you will receive a link to complete a recorded interview using Sparkhire. This step requires a video and microphone on your computer. You will be asked to record your responses to four questions. We cannot offer technical assistance; if you need help, please contact Sparkhire directly. For questions related to the application you can email email@example.com.
Step 3: Interviews
Once you complete steps 1 & 2, we will review your application, cover letter, resume and Sparkhire video. You must complete Step 1 and Step 2 in order to be considered. If your application is selected, we will invite you to a first interview via telephone. Successful candidates will complete a minimum of 3 phone interviews before they are offered a position.
Due to the high volume of applicants, we ask that you refrain from contacting our office by phone.